An energizing South American Classic.
Cultivated in the subtropical regions of South America, yerba maté is grown and harvested to make the popular beverage called maté. This drink is made from steeping the yerba maté leaves in water that is hot, but not boiling. It is a significant part of South American culture and is so popular in Uruguay that curbside refill stations allow for a continuous supply of maté. In its native countries, maté is served in a gourd with a metal straw and is commonly shared among friends.